There are several button matches, and I wondered if he would take it upon himself to match any of them up. I've only noticed him doing it a few times, but it's pretty neat! When he makes a match he tends to set them aside or in the bowl.
The activity is also a pouring/transferring activity. He kept wanting to use his pennies, buttons, rocks and puffballs together so I finally just put them all together for him along with some new glass containers I found when going through boxes in our basement. There's also a butter container with a slot cut into it used here. I help him sort each items into individual containers when he's done.
I popped into a thrift store the other day and one of my finds was this old marble tic-tac-toe game. Perfect for balancing marbles and he loves it!
We continue to use just about everything we used during our water wonderland day. He immediately runs to it every time we go outside (which isn't a lot these days with so many air quality warnings). It's providing him great water transferring practice.
Ty has been doing a lot of line work with his animals. I love to catch him doing this!
Ty is working hard on a lot of practical life activities. He is asking to go potty lately and has gone three days in a row now! He's doing well with dressing and being a real help to us whenever he can. Here he is determined to squeeze the toothpaste onto his brush. His small squeeze skills need a touch more work.
I showed him how to zip his jammies last week and he's now doing it from feet to neck. He's so proud!
Ty hadn't been to the gymnastics center's Open Gym in months and it's hard to take him due to the timing of his nap, but after a week of being stuck inside, we were determined to get him there. He amazed us by hanging from the bar for long periods of time and swinging his body back and forth. He decided to fly down the balance beams too. I hope wherever we move next we can find something like this for him! Large motor activities are crucial for brain development and I like to keep him challenged.
Ty has taken to not only painting his paper, but himself lately. Other than eating the paint (even though it's non-toxic) I honestly let him go ahead and let him explore with this. Nothing a bath can't fix, and it tends to make the bath water quite pretty!